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After moving to New York in 1999, Benson, a reflexively cynical twenty-something, and his girlfriend look for work while exploring the hipster playground emerging in North Brooklyn. Rumors of suicides spread, and people start to kill themselves in alarming numbers—hangings, jumpers, death by L train. Friends follow strangers. As the “Bug” spreads to Manhattan, Benson assembles a grassroots crew to help clean up the city, half-deserted and riddled with corpses. Killing Williamsburg is a dark meditation on the purpose of life and a testament to the stubborn resilience of the New York state of mind.
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- Word in Greenpoint Brooklyn
- Desert Island in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
- The NEWSSTAND in the Lorimer/Metropolitan L/G subway station
- Molasses Books (and bar!) in Bushwick, Brooklyn
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